It's no secret that the Nintendo Wii is one of the most easily modded video game systems, a process which makes downloaded versions of Wii games playable. Where and how you choose to download your games is up to you, but the burning process doesn't change. Wii images are compressed as ISO files, which contain all of the information from the original disc; you'll need a program that can burn ISOs, such as "PowerISO" or "Nero Burning ROM" to burn Wii games to DVD.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Wii game ISO
- blank DVD
Download and unzip a Wii game. Most Wii games are double-compressed, once as a .zip or .rar package file, and again as the ISO image file. ISO files can't be read by your computer in the same way that a DOC or AVI file can; they need special software to decompress them or to read them.
Download a DVD burning program if you don't already have one installed. Windows Vista and Windows 7 come with DVD burning programs for compiling movie files or backing up data, but not for burning images. "Nero Burning ROM" comes with some OEM setups. Check your computer's DVD software for a "Burn from image" or "Burn image" option. "MagicISO" or "PowerISO" have free trial versions that allow you to burn images.
Insert a blank DVD-R disc into your drive. Close the window that appears asking what you'd like to do with the disc. Generally speaking, better quality (more expensive) DVDs are preferred. Gaming systems tend to be very sensitive, and the Wii is no exception. Using no-name brand discs may cause problems.
Open your DVD burning software. Click "File" and choose "Burn image." In different programs, the wording might be a bit different, like "Burn disc from image." Click "Browse" and search through your computer's files to find the Wii game's ISO file. Select your DVD burner from the drop-down menu, if it isn't selected by default.
Choose a burning speed from the drop-down menu. You may have a very fast burner in your computer, but choose 2X or 4X for burning Wii games. Slow burning results in greater accuracy on the disc, and the sensitive nature of video gaming systems requires great care in burning discs. Click "Finalize DVD." Some programs have an additional drop-down menu for the type of media; check this menu to see if there is a "Wii" preset option in your software.
Click "Burn" to begin the burning process. Depending on the size of the image file and the speed you chose, burning can take anywhere from 3-20 minutes. Your PC will automatically eject the disc when the process is complete.
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